Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tutorial: Recipe Booklet

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the delay in posting recently. I've just been super busy and haven't had a chance to sit down and post this project I've been working on this week. I wanted to do another tutorial; but this time, I didn't want to do something that was already out there that you could make from any other website, blog or Pinterest. Therefore, I challenged myself to come up with an original idea, figure out the measurements, and then put it all together. After a few rounds of trial and error, this is what I came up with. It is a very cute recipe booklet with pockets for you to put in recipe cards. I divided mine into four sections: Appetizers, Main Dish, One Pots, and Desserts. I think this would be perfect for a recipe exchange party or a gift for someone.
Anyhow, I hope you take a go at making one for yourself.  There are quite a few steps; but they are not hard. I took lots of pictures to make the explanation as clear as possible. I combined some of the pictures together to save some space. Since it is late in the day, I am only linking this to a couple of challnges. This week's Color Throwdown challenge of Turquoise, Orange, Yellow and grey; and also Create and Inspire Party


1 12x12 piece of card stock

1 4 x 4 3/4 piece of card stock

stamps, papers and embellishments of choice for front and inside decoration.

Adhesives of choice.

Scoring board


Score your 12 x 12 sheet at 1 1/4, 6 and 10 3/4
Turn paper and score again at 6
Pre-fold all score lines

Put paper in cutter and make a cut from the bottom
6 inch score line up the other 6 inch score line.
fold the paper up in half and crease along edge.
Place sticky strip on left side of booklet and then fold in half
Your base for your booklet is complete.

Open booklet and fold down bottom flaps
place a piece of sticky strip on left, middle and right
edges. Fold up, these are the pockets for the recipe cards.

Score 4 x 4 3/4 piece at 1, 2 and 3 ins
Mountain valley fold, ensuring that
the valley fold is in the middle.
Turn over and place sticky strip on left
and right sides. Fold each to the
middle. Then seal along edge of booklet.
(Note: this step is actually optional; but it gives
the edge of the book a nice looking finish.)
Add a small horizontal piece of paper to the front right
side of the booklet to and secure in the back with
a small velcro adhesive. This will keep the book close

Decorate the front and inside
panels as desired.

Thanks for visiting me today!  Until next time....

1 comment:

Wanda Cullen said...

Your recipe book cover is gorgeous in these throwdown colors! Love your project! Thanks so much for playing along with us!